Make 'The Grey Stuff' From 'Beauty and the Beast' at Home With Disney's Recipe

As Lumière says, "it's delicious!"

Red Rose Tavern's Grey Stuff at Disney World
Photo: Courtesy of Disney

Even though the theme parks are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney is keeping the magic alive at home with recipes for some of their most iconic theme park treats. Disney released recipes for favorite snacks like Toy Story Land’s delicious grilled cheese, the ever-popular Disneyland churros, and of course, the beloved pineapple Dole Whip.

Now, you can make another magical Disney-inspired recipe at home — this take on “The Grey Stuff” from “Beauty and the Beast” is surprisingly simple, but oh-so-tasty. As Lumière famously sings, “Try the grey stuff, it's delicious. Don't believe me? Ask the dishes” — and with its yummy cookies and cream flavor and soft, mousse-like texture, it is, in fact, delicious. In the parks, you can find it served alone, atop a cookie or a cupcake, and even inside a chocolate tea cup that looks just like Chip from the movie.

Here’s how to make “The Grey Stuff” from “Beauty and the Beast” in just 15 minutes, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

“The Grey Stuff” Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups of cold whole milk
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 15 chocolate cookie sandwiches
  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 12 scalloped sugar cookies
  • Edible sugar pearls

How to Make “The Grey Stuff”

Pour milk into a large mixing bowl. Add instant vanilla pudding mix and whisk for 2 minutes until smooth and slightly thickened. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, until firm.

Place chocolate sandwich cookies in your food processor and pulse until pureed. Fold pureed cookies into pudding mix. Stir until fully mixed.

Add whipped topping and instant chocolate pudding. Stir until fully mixed.

Place in the refrigerator and chill for one hour.

Spoon grey stuff into your piping bag fitted with your desired tip. Pipe grey stuff onto cookies and top with sugar pearls.

You could also serve it in a small bowl or use it to frost cupcakes — remake as needed to bring a little more Disney magic into your life.

Note: This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

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